Lady Goblins prove too much for Lady Panthers
■ Siloam Springs bounced back with a win at Clarksville.
Harrison’s volleyball team clicked like a well-oiled machine Tuesday in sweeping the Lady Panthers 25-19, 25-21, 26-24 inside the Panther Activity Center.
Harrison’s Linsey Choate led a balanced Lady Goblins offense with 10 kills, while Jenna Martin had seven and Brooklin Edwards and Julianna Cramer each had six kills.
The Lady Goblins had 11 service aces and 10 total blocks in the match. With the victory, Harrison finished off the season sweep of the Lady Panthers after beating them 3-1 in Harrison on Aug. 31.
“They are a good team,” said Siloam Springs coach Joellen Wright. “Polished offense, crafty with the ball is what I call it. They cut well and put it in places that we’re not. And they practice that, and you can tell.”
It’s the first time in recent memory that the Lady Goblins (11-1, 6-1) have come into Siloam Springs and swept the Lady Panthers.
“It’s been a long time,” said Harrison head coach April Mattix. “Not since I’ve been around. This is a good group.”
In the days leading up to the match, Wright warned the Lady Panthers of Harrison’s tough serving tactics, which produce low, line drives that are hard to handle.
“It’s flat and it’s a line drive,” Wright said. “It’s coming right at us. We don’t move our feet well enough to get behind the ball. To make that adjustment we pull them back, and when we pull them back they serve it short. We didn’t do a very good job of reading where we they went.” Shaylon Sharp led the Lady Panthers with 13 kills, two aces, 10 digs, two solo blocks and one block assist. Chloe Price had eight kills, eight digs, 22 assists and one ace. Ellie Lampton had six kills, five digs and two block assists, while Allie Bowman had two kills and Reigan Brown two kills, one ace and five digs. Madison Hall had 10 digs and three aces, while Kailee Thomason had six digs and Kirsten Loftis five digs and Jael Harried one kill.
The Lady Panthers won the junior varsity match 2-0 (25-22, 25-22).
Siloam Springs 3, Clarksville 0
CLARKSVILLE — The Lady Panthers bounced back Thursday with a road sweep at Clarksville 25-21, 25-16, 25-12.
Ellie Lampton and Shaylon Sharp each had five kills, two aces and three digs for the Lady Panthers (9-11, 6-3).
Allie Bowman had four kills, while Reigan Brown had three kills and one block and Katie Kendrick two kills. Madison Hall contributed six aces and five digs, while Chloe Price had four aces, 11 digs and 19 assists.
Kenlie Noel served three aces, while Kirsten Loftis had six digs and Kailee Thomason three digs. Siloam Springs won the junior varsity match 25-8, 25-15.
The Lady Panthers return to action on Monday for a nonconfernce home match against Broken Arrow, Okla. They’ll then return to 5A/6A District 1 action on Tuesday at home against Alma.
Siloam Springs junior hitter Reigan Brown hits the ball against Harrison last Tuesday at the Panther Activity Center. Harrison defeated the Lady Panthers 3-0.